Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Bacon Cups

Want something easy, fresh, healthy and ready to go breakfast?
Well I've got just the thing for you! (haha how cheesy!)

Let me introduce to you, Turkey Bacon Cups!
Cups? What madness is this?
Well, let me explain!
Start by heating the oven at 375 degrees and you will bake them for 25 minutes on a cupcake tray.

Turkey Bacon
Egg whites
Yellow and red bell pepper
Salt Pepper Paprika
Homemade salsa

They should come out like this!

You can take them to work, school or on the couch and eat 'em all up! Happy Eating Everyone :)

You Are Rich

 You ARE Rich. Don't believe me?
     You've heard the story about the man who Jesus asked to drop everything, sell his possessions and follow him? ((Matthew 19:16-30))
     How many of us thought, "Well good for him! He has a family back home. He's rich, he doesn't need anything less" or "Why would he give up everything? How insensitive of Jesus to ask!"
Or how many of us thought, "Foolish man! You had an opportunity to follow the Teacher, the Messiah" or "what a materialistic and selfish man. Tsk tsk"
It doesn't matter so much which one we thought, but think of the last time you had to give something up. How hard was it to let it go? Why was it so hard? Did it hold special significance in your life? Did you invest a lot of time into it? Was it an expensive item?
     This is part of the reason why there are more problems of strife, brokenness and anger (especially in America). Our phone breaks and there goes our joy. Our belongings gets stolen and our hearts rage! We call ourselves ugly because the hairstylist messes up our hair and we pay for it. (All these are my experiences..haha)
     Think of a child. Her dolly breaks and she cries and throws a fit. The adult comforts her and says, "it's only a toy. It's not the end of the world. You just have to take better care of your things." We, as adults, don't like the idea of applying that to our lives.
     Why do we hold so much significance in things like automobiles, electronics and our know, material things! Why do they matter? If Jesus asked us to give up our comfort and move away or stay where we are, how would most of us react?
If we didn't have the money to keep up with our stylish appearances, would we give it up or give it up easily? "If you wish to be complete, go and
sell your possessions and give to the poor, you will have treasure in Heaven; and come, follow me." ((Matt. 19:21)
     Am I saying, sell your house so you and your family can live in a shelter? No. What I am saying is that we shouldn't hold so much value in material things! That shouldn't break us if we don't have the latest technology. We worry about saving up to watch that one book turned movie when what should we be focusing on? Giving to others less fortunate than ourselves!

     We can keep using the same excuse, "Well I'm only human" but at some point, we have to look in the mirror and reflect on our image in according to God. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (2 Corinth. 5:17)
Half of the things we own should be given away willingly (for the joy of others) and for our own good (because those belongings, be it materials or relationships, are not healthy nor do they produce joy).
     I'm going to say it now, unless you are living in poverty in a third world country (because let's face it, I RARELY see posts like, "well I haven't showered or eaten in 2 weeks" posted on Facebook) then you are part of the fortunate ones...material-wise.

For those who personally know Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are rich in blessings of your salvation! Yes, even if you are living off of food stamps. You, my friend have the riches because of your Heavenly Father. SHARE the wealth of salvation, joy and little nifty gifts!
     I encourage you to find your identity in the One who loves you eternally and deeply so that when you have nothing left, you can proclaim your riches of your Father ! "But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God." (John 1:12)
See, YOU are His child!

it's never too late or too early.
Ask God in a simple prayer, no matter who you are, for a well of refreshment to your confused, poor, or hardened heart who longs to know the love of God so you can share that same joy in love with others. He loves you, dear friend!

DIY flower headpiece

This past Saturday, I invited young ladies over for cupcakes, a study on Ruth chapter 4, a great fellowship.
So to start things off we spoke on how Ruth and Boaz were betrothed. We spoke about how Boaz lived the life of a faithful kinsman (redeemer). At the end, we spoke about how Jesus is OUR kinsman-redeemer.
I quoted Isaiah 62:2-3 to them in regards to the lesson and the activity.


For the Crown, you will need the following materials:
Floral tape
Foral wire
Any silk flowers
**i used baby's breath and peach roses 

Step 1: measure your head with the floral wire. Don't keep it too tight or too lose. You want to have room to securely take it off and put it on. Also, you will wrap it twice for a more secure head piece.

Step 2: Take your first flower and place it however you like on to the wire band. Secure it with tape and then add the next flower. 
**you will use one piece of tape for the whole head piece. Don't cut the tape off for each flower, keep it going by wrapping it near the last flower. 
Step 3: continue on the steps

Step 4: Store your beautiful headpiece in the fridge to preserve your crown!
Here is my completed headpiece 

With your complete headpiece, remember that you are a part of the body of Christ. You are His bride.